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Microsoft extends software provision deal for NZ schools
Microsoft has renewed a deal with the Ministry of Education that will continue provision of free access to Microsoft software in New Zealand schools.
17 Aug 18
Propellerhead helps Kiwi kids get access to digital education
More Kiwi kids will have access to tech education, thanks to New Zealand software company Propellerhead...
17 Oct 17
Budget 2017 supports more te reo digital resources
"This funding will accelerate the design and delivery of localised curriculum resources to support te reo Māori for Ākonga, kaiako and Kāhui Ako."
09 Jun 17
Education Minister announces funding to draw STEM teachers
"This Government is continuing to invest heavily in our children’s futures and we have proven our commitment to transforming the education system."
17 May 17
No Prime Minister's education award for tech this year
"While the 2017 Focus Prize could not be awarded this year, we know that there is significant innovation in local curriculum design"
15 May 17
Digital tech to teach students about Passchendaele
"Entrants are asked to use digital technology to produce a curriculum resource for year 7 to 10 students about the Battle of Passchendaele."
08 May 17
COOLs: a divisive subject, but is there a middle ground?
Let's open up a dialogue around Communities of Online Learning. They bring a lot of concerns, but is there more to them than initial reports suggest?
02 May 17
Education minister takes online teaching tools on tour
"The regional expos are about bringing all these changes together to inspire and challenge our education leaders"
13 Apr 17
Communities of online learning a step closer
"We know that a good education is a passport to the future and we are committed to modernising our education system to meet the challenges."
12 Apr 17
Digital tech at the forefront of education direction
“For young people growing up today, the virtual world is as real as the physical world."
06 Apr 17
Govt continues to splash out on school redevelopment
“This is part of the greatest spend ever on school infrastructure by a New Zealand Government, which so far has seen over $5 billion committed."
15 Mar 17
Govt opens innovative new school in Christchurch
“With the flexible learning spaces and a flexible style of teaching, this stunning school is living proof of what the future of education looks like."
06 Mar 17
Historic statement signed to entice more Korean students to NZ - and vice versa
The lines between the Republic of Korea and New Zealand have been significantly bolstered with a recently signed statement.
24 Feb 17
New sign language achievement standards and resources released
“This is all part of the Government’s ongoing work to improve the use and promotion of NZSL as an official language of New Zealand."
15 Feb 17
Education sector rejects Govt's National Standards assessment tool
"It is no secret that the national standards are a flawed measure of achievement."
14 Feb 17
N4L's Managed Network rollout complete
“This is about providing schools and students across New Zealand with access to the vast world of learning resources available online."
06 Dec 16
Friend or foe, Education Minister Hekia Parata bows out
“Of course it is challenging, absolutely challenging. But that goes with this portfolio – people feel passionately about it, and so they should."
19 Oct 16
Papatoetoe school next in line for big govt upgrade
"This project is just one of many underway across Auckland to modernise facilities and add capacity to the school network.”
20 Sep 16
Education Minister releases latest ERO indicators
“The insights that the indicators will provide schools will act as a catalyst for change so that every Kiwi kid can achieve educational success."
23 Aug 16
$1 million up for grabs as Govt pushes digital tech in schools
Kiwi schools & technologies providers can bid for $1 million in creative project funding, thanks to a new Request for Proposal announced by the govt.
08 Aug 16
Waiheke schools in line for massive govt investment
“I want to acknowledge the work of the schools’ BoTs, principals and staff to get to this point. Investment of this scale cannot be rushed."
04 Aug 16
$8 million put aside for Newmarket School
“This redevelopment is about the Government getting ahead of the game in an area, and modernising facilities to provide innovative learning."
18 Jul 16
Nikki Kaye speaks: Progressing 21st Century school infrastructure
"I thought it may be useful to give you an update on where we are at with the wider education portfolio, including digital infrastructure."
18 Jul 16
MYOB praises digital tech curriculum announcement
"It’s vitally important that the next generation is equipped with the skills and knowledge required to compete in the digital world.”
13 Jul 16